Paramount and Nickelodeon bring on the Australian production company for the first of 3 upcoming films being developed at Avatar Studios based on the ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and ‘The Legend of Korra’ universe.
Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Animation have chosen Australia-based Flying Bark Productions (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, LEGO Monkie Kid, What If…?) to animate the first in a series of three untitled Avatar films, reports Variety.
The film series, announced earlier this year, is in development under Avatar Studios, founded with the mission of creating original content within the Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra universe.
Lauren Montgomery (Avatar: The Last Airbender, Voltron: Legendary Defender) directs with original Avatar creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino producing.
Flying Bark Productions stated it “will be looking to push the boundaries of hybrid animation, working within both 2D and CG styles” in the upcoming film, and looks to expand its team to begin work in 2023.
“With a company full of creatives and super fans, the Avatar feature is a dream project for the team at Flying Bark,” said Flying Bark Productions’ director of production, Alexia Gates-Foale. “This really is an exciting time for the Australian animation industry, and we look forward to welcoming new talent to our studio in Sydney as well as further developing our incredible team of artists.”
Available positions include 2D Animator; ink & paint finisher senior 2D effects artist; 3D animator; CG layout artist surfacing artist; compositor; CG effects artist; CG effects lead; CG supervisor; and VFX supervisor.